PRLog - May 20, 2014 - JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- RISMedia’s 26th Annual Power Broker Survey weighed in on the real estate market’s second solid year of recovery with the record books now closed for 2013. Last year, brokers across the country witnessed many key indicators of the housing market’s gradual return to normal, heading toward a balance not seen since before the boom years.
This welcome balance is reflected in the statistics generated by the annual Power Broker Survey, the real estate industry’s preeminent report ranking the nation’s top real estate firms. According to survey results, this year’s more than 1,000 responding brokers reported collectively more than $896 billion in sales volume for 2013 and a total of more than 3 million closed transactions — an increase of more than $125 billion in sales volume and more than 175,000 transactions over 2012.
Each year, RISMedia highlights these firms in its annual Power Broker Survey. Included in this year’s report, Watson Realty Corp., headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., reported a total sales volume of $2.6 billion ranking #21 on the Survey with 14,642 transactions closed in 2013.
“It is deeply gratifying for Watson Realty Corp. to be recognized as one of the top 20 firms in the entire nation,” says Ed Forman, president, Watson realty Corp. “Our sales associates work hard and tirelessly to please our customers and produce outstanding results. This type of recognition speaks to all their efforts.”
Now in its 26th year, the Power Broker Survey has long honored the incredible business feats of remarkable real estate leaders—and brokerage firms—who, continue to shape our industry.
RISMedia President & CEO John Featherston congratulated Watson Realty Corp. for their prestigious ranking in this year’s survey.
“The firms represented are the nation’s most elite brokerage firms serving literally millions of consumers with their real estate needs,” Featherston said. “2013 was a turnaround year for real estate firms across the country, as consumer confidence in housing returned and buyers flooded back into the marketplace. Being included in the Power Broker Report validates your firm’s reputation as a trusted resource for today’s homebuyers and sellers.”
Watson Realty Corp. (WatsonRealtyCorp.com) is honored to be a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (www.LeadingRE.com ), and a four-time recipient of the network’s highest honor, the Diamond Award. LeadingRE is the largest network of premier locally-branded firms producing over one million annual home sale transactions and provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services. These services include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.